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British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings: British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings


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This series provides a forum for the study of British art and visual culture from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. It includes work which considers British art within comparative and interdisciplinary frameworks as well as monographs and thematic studies, single authored works and edited volumes of essays dealing with the art produced in the British Isles. The series publishes research which deals not only with high art but also with the visual environment of Britain from perspectives which are not primarily concerned with art objects. Volumes published in the series include studies of the social and cultural history of British visual culture, interpretation of individual works of art, and perspectives on reception, consumption and display.

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Alfred Gilbert's Aestheticism Gilbert Amongst Whistler, Wilde, Leighton, Pater and Burne-Jones

Alfred Gilbert's Aestheticism Gilbert Amongst Whistler, Wilde, Leighton, Pater and Burne-Jones

1st Edition

Jason Edwards
March 31, 2017

Alfred Gilbert's Aestheticism presents the first sustained re-evaluation of the life and work of one of the most acclaimed sculptors of the late-Victorian period. Drawing on important new archival sources, this ground-breaking study challenges the customary assumption that Aestheticism was ...

Difficult Subjects Working Women and Visual Culture, Britain 1880-1914

Difficult Subjects Working Women and Visual Culture, Britain 1880-1914

1st Edition

Kristina Huneault
March 31, 2017

The working women of Victorian and Edwardian Britain were fascinating but difficult subjects for artists, photographers, and illustrators. The cultural meanings of labour sat uncomfortably with conventional ideologies of femininity, and working women unsettled the boundaries between gender and ...

History's Beauties Women and the National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900

History's Beauties Women and the National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900

1st Edition

Lara Perry
March 31, 2017

The 'beauties' - women of note - who were welcomed to the National Portrait Gallery's early collection were those whose lives and portraits were recognized as significant to the 'civil, ecclesiastical and literary history of the nation'. This brief was interpreted to include figures as diverse as ...

Painting the Bible Representation and Belief in Mid-Victorian Britain

Painting the Bible Representation and Belief in Mid-Victorian Britain

1st Edition

Michaela Giebelhausen
March 31, 2017

Painting the Bible is the first book to investigate the transformations that religious painting underwent in mid-Victorian England. It charts the emergence of a Protestant realist painting in a period of increasing doubt, scientific discovery and biblical criticism. The book analyzes the position ...

A Shared Legacy Essays on Irish and Scottish Art and Visual Culture

A Shared Legacy Essays on Irish and Scottish Art and Visual Culture

1st Edition

Fintan Cullen, John Morrison
March 06, 2017

A Shared Legacy: Essays on Irish and Scottish Art and Visual Culture brings together for the first time a unique selection of new research by leading Irish, Scottish, English and North American scholars to explore the varying ways in which the visual can operate within the context of two countries ...

Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner

Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner

1st Edition

Peter Draper
March 06, 2017

Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the most important and influential art historians of the twentieth century. He opened up new areas of enquiry in the history of art, revolutionising architectural studies in England and playing a key role in establishing the discipline of design history. Through his ...

Time Present and Time Past The Art of John Everett Millais

Time Present and Time Past The Art of John Everett Millais

1st Edition

Paul Barlow
March 06, 2017

John Everett Millais (1829-1896) is undoubtedly among the most important of Victorian artists. In his day, and our own, he remains also the most controversial. While, during his lifetime, controversy centred around his early Pre-Raphaelite paintings, in particular Christ in the house of his Parents...

Indian Renaissance British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India

Indian Renaissance British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India

1st Edition

Hermione de Almeida, George H. Gilpin
December 07, 2016

Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India is the first comprehensive examination of British artists whose first-hand impressions and prospects of the Indian subcontinent became a stimulus for the Romantic Movement in England; it is also a survey of the transformation of the...

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